Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire, has been released on bail after a court appearance on Saturday morning and new reports say he may be allowed to leave for London any moment from now. He was arrested in Greece for fighting and assaulting police officers.
While on vacation, Maguire was arrested by the Mykonos police in Greece for allegedly hitting and verbally abusing one police officer alongside others.
Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire shows up to court in Greece
The incident occurred when the 26-year-old, along with some friends, got into a confrontation with another group of English holiday goers.
Maguire was one of three men arrested by police on the island of Mykonos on Friday morning after Mykonos police arrived as the situation escalated.
A statement by the Police on Friday alleged that one of their officers was hit during a burst-up with the three men, Maguire inclusive.
They said: “Three foreigners, aged 27, 28 and 29, were arrested today in Mykonos by police officers of the Mykonos police department,”
“Patrolling police officers in the area of Mykonos intervened and normalized a dispute between citizens, however, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists.
“The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos police station, whereupon their arrival they strongly resisted, pushing and beating three police officers.
“One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros prosecutor’s office.”
Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire is on his way back to the UK after spending two nights in prison
However, the Reds captain, alongside two unnamed persons, has been released on bail, after a court appearance in Greece on Saturday morning.
It is reported that the world-record signing pleaded not guilty at the courthouse.
Maguire refused to answer questions when approached by journalists as he was leaving the court hearing. His lawyer, Constantinos Darivas, reported that Maguire was in “fine condition” after spending two nights in police custody.
Manchester United releases a statement saying: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.
“Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”